Mixxx is a great piece of turntable and sound manipulation software. Filled with useful features and effects. Best of all, Mixxx is completely free and open-source.
Create playlists and use crates to plan your set and build a categories to organize your music. Search and sort to quickly find the track you are looking for, or sort by BPM to find your next track. Mixxx provides iTunes and Traktor Library Integration, drag'n'drop track from iTunes or Traktor into Mixxx.Features include:
- Four Decks
- Pitch and Key Control
- Beat Looping
- EQ and Crossfader Control
- iTunes and Traktor Library Integration
Free and open-source
Overall, Mixxx provides a feature packed, quality, piece of software that out-does plenty of other similar programs, for free. Bargain.
Here is a quick summary of what is new in Mixxx 2.1:
Graphical interface scales for high resolution screens.
Overhauled Deere and LateNight skins.
New Tango skin.
Effects are synchronized to the tempo.
Effects are processed post-fader and post-crossfader and can be previewed in headphones.
One metaknob per effect with customizable parameter control for intuitive use of effect chains.
Nine new effects: Autopan, Biquad Equalizer, Biquad Full Kill Equalizer, Loudness Contour, Metronome, Parametric Equalizer, Phaser, Stereo Balance, Tremolo.
Loaded effects and their parameters are saved and restored when Mixxx restarts.
More transparent sounding equalizers (Biquad Equalizer and Biquad Full Kill Equalizer).
Improved scratching sounds with jog wheels, vinyl control, and dragging waveforms with the mouse.
Simplified looping and beatjump controls.
Configurable rows of 8 samplers with up to 8 rows available for a total of 64 samplers.
Files loaded to samplers are reloaded when Mixxx restarts.
Improved volume normalization algorithm (EBU-R 128).
Filter library table by crates.
Sort musical keys in library table by circle of fifths.
Write metadata tags back to audio files.
Configure multiple Internet broadcasting stations and use multiple stations at the same time.
Broadcast and record microphones with direct monitoring and latency compensation.
Broadcast and record from an external mixer.
Booth output with independent gain knob for using sound cards with 6 output channels without an external mixer.
Prevent screensaver from starting while Mixxx is running.
CUP (Cue And Play) cue button mode.
Time remaining and time elapsed now take into account the tempo fader.
Clicking cover art now shows it full size in a separate window.
And of course, lots and lots of bug fixes.
Here are controllers with mappings that have been added or updated since the 2.0 release. Mappings marked with an asterisk (*) have been updated for the new effects interface:
American Audio VMS2.
American Audio VMS4.
Allen & Heath Xone K2/K1.
Behringer CMD Micro.
Behringer CMD MM1.
Behringer CMD Studio 4a.
Denon MC6000 Mk2.
Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx.
Hercules DJ Control MP3 LE / Glow.
Hercules DJ Control Compact.
Ion Discover DJ.
Korg Nanokontrol 2.
Korg KAOSS DJ.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk2.
Novation Launchpad Mk1 and Mk2.
Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 & Numark Mixtrack 3.
Reloop Beatmix 2.
Reloop Beatmix 4.
Reloop Digital Jockey 3 ME.
Reloop Terminal Mix 2.
Reloop Terminal Mix 4.
Vestax VCI-100 Mk2.